For 1,734 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Maria Full of Grace
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
1,734 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Tender but never sappy, Monsieur Ibrahim brings two people of vastly different age and background together in ways that are touching, and telling. It's a small, glowing gem.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Plays with cultural stereotypes, and upends them as well. The picture starts as one thing and turns, dramatically, movingly, into something else.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's a feminist nightmare, the world brought to life -- in hard-hitting documentary style.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It is the more satisfying of the two installments - less over-the-top, arterial-gushing violence and more investigation into character, motives, back-story.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's the stuff of soap opera, infused with a nonchalant, David Lynch-like surrealism and a nutball Canadian humor. Beer - because of the baroness, and because this is Canada - flows freely.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A movie every American should see, although parts of it are close to unwatchable - notably an operating room sequence in which a pair of surgeons performs a gastric bypass, or "obesity surgery," as they like to call it, on a dangerously overweight patient.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A thinker and an educator, Zinn has led a life of commitment and compassion, and the film offers a loving tribute.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Its stars - especially the photogenic Leung and Cheung, fresh from Wong Kar Wai's jazzy romance In the Mood for Love - are wonderfully charismatic. And wonderfully athletic.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The film's save-the-world scenario may be the stuff of crusty cliff-hangers, its imagery may be borrowed, and its jaunty dialogue anything but deep, but there's something exhilarating going on here. It's darn sublime.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A steady, soulful film experience. It's got poetry to it - the poetry of humanity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A smart, sharp, stirring adaptation of the H.G. Bissinger best-seller.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    An ingenious blend of sci-fi and mystery.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Amelie is utterly charming. And so, too, is the film.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Like the old and creaky Belafonte, the film itself seems forever on the brink of drifting away. But it's the kind of drifting that's nothing but enjoyable. In fact, it's beyond enjoyable - heading into waters full of whimsy, mystery and odd, psychedelic fish.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It shows how the energy, and innocence, of children can be found - and fostered - in even the bleakest spots on earth.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A spirited, smart-alecky look at the ongoing conflict between a government that wants to eliminate pot and a public that wants to smoke it.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A romantic comedy for anyone in love with the movies, and anyone, for that matter, who's in love.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Offers a sometimes lyrical, sometimes gut-turning portrait of war seen through the eyes of children.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A bruising, dark comedy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Leaves you feeling rich - and richly satisfied.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Brothers is about how people change, how they can rise to an occasion, or sink to one. It's a tale of love and allegiance, of truth and the cruelties that men can bring to bear on one another.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Things get a little tricky by the end, but it's the sort of trickery that's immensely satisfying.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Thoroughly engaging.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Although Me and You and Everyone We Know requires patience on the part of the viewer - to get past the faux naivete of its grown-up characters, to get past its deadpan arty tone - Miranda July's feature debut is worth the time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    An exquisite exploration into the realms of seduction, obsession, deception and disillusionment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Beautifully shot, in long, fluid takes, The Beat That My Heart Skipped is that rare thing: a remake that improves on its source.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A taut, tricky thriller.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A funny, sad and absolutely lovely film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Clean, director Olivier Assayas' spellbinding study of a junkie trying to get her life in order so she can reclaim custody of her child, avoids the pitfalls, brilliantly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Easily the best stop-motion animated necrophiliac musical romantic comedy of all time. It is also just simply, wonderful: a morbid, merry tale of true love that dazzles the eyes and delights the soul.

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